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Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   310 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1461 comments
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   793 comments
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   301 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads   1503 comments
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The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away, I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say. As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin, I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.... (more »)
Subsection: Limericks   813 comments
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   352 comments
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haiku
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Cable is out call the repairman the internet in slow the ball  pops up spinning have to sign into author wifi everybody is shooting at me I am shooting back I am hit then I start I am out running the cops I am stealing cars I am... (more »)
Subsection: Haikus  
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#11
Wall Street Journal Love Poem
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Phase 1 A preliminary test of safety and tolerability The results-- reasons that aren’t clear. There is no cure Phase 2 New treatment, suppression The results--Does have an effect. At risk Next Phase? (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Love Poem
By , Pewaukee, WI
Changes. Struggling to get along, take some deep breaths.  You really have to take a step back, the challenge is separating. What is going to happen next? You’ve got to try. Second thoughts, with painful feedback. Relationships... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Love Poem
By , Pewaukee, WI
Changes. Struggling to get along, take some deep breaths.  You really have to take a step back, the challenge is separating. What is going to happen next? You’ve got to try. Second thoughts, with painful feedback. Relationships... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Nimble steps
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A nimble step, one after another. An eye on everything on the ground, with reflexes moving forward one after another. One goal ahead, with determination pushing the legs through the pain, one after another. The quick moving cat moves through... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Nimble steps
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A nimble step, one after another. An eye on everything on the ground, with reflexes moving forward one after another. One goal ahead, with determination pushing the legs through the pain, one after another. The quick moving cat moves through... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Love Poem
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Millions of new fashion statements, sales improving. Parents studying the children. confidence improving. Cakes for new births, celebrations. Princess has a new bump, expected daughter? Expected son? New….. Baby brother Drunk prince... (more »)
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